he had no need to as earlier, in the form of god, he gave all the orders one needs in that regard. "kill them all that don't believe!" (I paraphrase. his orders were far more bloody and gruesome, but then he really is a little prick of a god, isn't he?)<quoted text>i am well aware that my spiritual forefathers were persecuted and slaughtered at the hands of various "Christian" denominations; probably more so than by non Christians.
however there is a spiritual heritage that is well defined in Christianity that has no history of persecuting or slaughtering anyone. we look at the life of Christ and don't see anywhere where he ever condoned that a man should persecute or slaughter anyone simply for their religious beliefs. those who think they have that right are thinking out side of what Christ taught and really can't say that what they are doing is Christian. so maybe they them selves are not Christians but some other kind of religious group,
and jesus and god are one and the same, no?
religious cults are fun!